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by Bill Brandon

There is little doubt that, in order to play a strategic part in the future, learning and development (L&D) must measure results in terms of business benefit, and optimize those results. This means dealing in “big data” and going beyond ROI measures. Here is a step-by-step guide for L&D managers and executives.

Review   |   February 5, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Both human resources and learning and development are evolving, but at different speeds in different organizations: some quickly, some not so much. We hope they are becoming more strategic and more relevant, but how can we be sure we are doing the right things to make it so? This interview with Gene Pease offers an introduction to an evolving science and the analytics that are so important.

Feature   |   February 2, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

DisasterReady.org is a newcomer to the global aid effort, born out of the need to rapidly train aid workers being deployed to the Pakistan floods of 2010. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Meet the Director of this amazing three- person organization.

News   |   January 29, 2015
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by Mason Martin

Performance support is not a new concept, but it manifests differently for today’s mobile workforce than it did 30 years ago in a deskbound environment. Here is a quick summary of the major benefits of mobile performance support.

Spotlight   |   January 28, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Among the ways to improve the effectiveness of the learning and performance ecosystem in an organization is to make good use of social media to support collaboration, and after instruction is complete, add support for learners until such time as they become proficient. More software is coming to support these approaches. Here is a review of one that works well.

Review   |   January 27, 2015
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by Kate Pasterfield

More and more organizations are using serious games, but for many more groups they are new methodology. Here is a quick look at the use of serious games as a workplace training tool and some of the jargon associated with them.

Feature   |   January 25, 2015
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by Julie Dirksen

How does gender bias affect women in the eLearning professions, and what can we do about it? This is the first in a series of articles by and about women and their experiences in our field that will explore these questions. We hope that readers will participate in the conversation.

Spotlight   |   January 22, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.

Feature   |   January 19, 2015
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by James Marshall

“Media convergence is a paradigm for understanding educational convergence that is revolutionizing the educational structure and creating a space for digital stories.” So says the publisher of this book, which focuses on web-based transmedia storytelling edutainment as an educational strategy. Should you add it to your library? This review may help you decide.

Review   |   January 14, 2015
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by News Editor

Ecosystems are becoming increasingly important to the workplace. What are they, and why are they necessary? The eLearning Guild’s new report, Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Current State and Challenges, takes a deep dive into this increasingly important topic.

News   |   January 14, 2015
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